The Roads Authority plans to expand some of its roads in the Zambezi region. 

Lutombi said this at the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the Katima Mulilo town council, Road Fund Administration and Roads Authority.

Lutombi said, apart from the Katima Mulilo road projects expected in the next five years under the MoA, the roads authority will in addition work on the region's key roads as well.

"Like the expansion of the turn of to Kalumba, up to where it connects to the main road to Ngoma, we want to dualize that as that road has a huge traffic flow, as part of that we will also be extending the low volume seal from Katima to Kalumba and that will proceed from Kalumba passing Mafuta, connecting to the other road again going to Ngoma."  

Also at the event, the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Chief Executive Officer Charity Mwiya applauded both initiatives, stating that such development on local and national roads is important to not only the region's growth development and economic growth but the nation at large.

"Katima must as an entry point be a thriving town when it comes to infrastructures, economic activity, the relationship, the partnership among the stakeholders so that we can actually achieve what we want to see in this country, not that as a tourist attraction, a food basket of the economy, but also, support other economic activities."

Mwiya said that good infrastructure such as roads would not only help bring about a thriving business community but also help address other social problems.



Juliet Sibeso